Salem Media Ventures into Television with Trinity Broadcasting Network Deal
CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2019--
Salem Media Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: SALM) today announced it is expanding to include the world of TV with a deal to air Salem Radio Network’s nationally-syndicated radio program TheEric Metaxas Radio Show as a program adapted for television on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. The television show will be a half-hour best-of program that will air Fridays at 6:00 p.m. ET beginning May 17 and will be repeated every Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ET.
The deal is unprecedented for both TBN and Salem.
“TBN has proven to be a great partner in this unique venture,” said Salem Broadcast President Dave Santrella. “We are delighted to see this show develop into a regular weekend program seen all across the country on the TBN cable platform.”
TBN President Matt Crouch said the addition of Metaxas brings a unique depth and flair to TBN’s programming lineup. “Eric’s longstanding reputation as a man of both faith and intellect is a perfect fit for TBN’s growing broadcast team of thought and faith leaders,” he said. “We’re excited to introduce The Eric Metaxas Radio Show to our weekend viewers.”
“Eric is truly a gifted interviewer, with a unique knack for getting people to say things they might not say to anybody else,” said SRN Senior Vice President Phil Boyce. “We are delighted to see some of those interviews reach an even bigger audience through TBN’s incredible platform where more people will get a chance to enjoy Eric’s wit, wisdom, and unique personality.”
Metaxas has been hosting his radio show for SRN since 2015, and in November of 2018 moved the radio show to TBN’s Manhattan studios. Metaxas will continue to do his daily radio program on over 300 SRN affiliates. Metaxas is also an international bestselling author—with his book Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy selling over 1.3 million copies—along with other books like Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life; Martin Luther: The Man who Rediscovered God and Changed the World, and Donald Drains the Swamp, from Salem’s sister company, Regnery Publishing.
A trailer for TBN’s The Eric MetaxasRadio S how can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/fpiDPT7Na0Y. Watch The Eric Metaxas Radio Show using the TBN channel finder or download TBN’s all-new app to watch on Apple, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire devices.
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Salem Media Group is America’s leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content, with media properties comprising radio, digital media, and book and newsletter publishing. Each day Salem serves a loyal and dedicated audience of listeners and readers numbering in the millions nationally. With its unique programming focus, Salem provides compelling content, fresh commentary, and relevant information from some of the most respected figures across the Christian and conservative media landscape. Learn more about Salem Media Group, Inc., at www.salemmedia.com, Facebook and Twitter @SalemMediaGrp.
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Evan D. Masyr
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT TV AND RADIO OTHER ENTERTAINMENT GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT CONSUMER
SOURCE: Salem Media Group, Inc.
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